202 Westlake. This week, that same building offered for nearly 33 percent again breaking a cost record. The sale of Westlake 202, deep in the core of Amazon’s South Lake Union campus at Seattle, fetched the proprietor, German company GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH, $129.5 million, and a record $996 per square foot. The buyer prepared to pay the record cost was LaSalle Investment Management from Chicago. Amazon has for decades juiced a building boom in Seattle, but a lesser known bit of this is the desire from shareholders, local, national and global to obtain buildings rented into the technology giant. Landlords have now dropped over $3.2 billion on Amazon-occupied buildings because the firm’s real estate expansion began in Seattle a little more than just a decade ago, based on GeekWire research. You can find quite a few Amazon inhabited buildings in Seattle — over 40 with prospective commitments and its own two headquarters campuses — for investors to sink their teeth in to. But the firm has threatened to slow its growth in the city following the passage of the controversial tax on large companies before this month, potentially making properties such as 202 Westlake more infrequent further driving these record prices. Record sales such as these benefit local authorities. A real estate excise taxation of 1.78 percent is levied on each property purchase in Seattle. According to property records, this trade puts $2.3 million into state and city coffers.